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Antec speakers to look at nanocomposites, sustainability, technology


April 3, 2014 11:21 am ET

Keynote speakers at Antec, the upcoming Society of Plastics Engineers conference, will look to the future of nanocomposites, sustainability and technology.

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SPE hunting up ways to lure young engineers to Antec


March 31, 2014 12:01 pm ET

Like all trade associations these days, the Society of Plastics Engineers wants to attract young people. So SPE is planning some special events at the upcoming Antec in Las Vegas, including speed interviews and a scavenger hunt for clues on the...

SPE's Topcon looks at extrusion innovations


March 25, 2014 1:29 pm ET

About 150 extrusion enthusiasts at the Society of Plastics Engineers' Continuous Compounding Topcon learned the 101 of twin-screw and single-screw technology and heard updates about simulation software and instruments that give in-line measurements of color and viscosity.

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Dow's Jones: Benefits of plastics key to their sustainability


March 20, 2014 1:11 pm ET

“You can't tell anything about sustainability just by looking at the material. What you have to know is something about the life cycle.”

Polar vortex can't stop determined plastics engineers


March 12, 2014 4:10 pm ET

Those compounding engineers are a hardy bunch...

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Obituary: Robert Charvat, color expert


February 7, 2014 11:30 am ET

Robert Charvat, an expert in colorants for plastics, died Jan. 9 at his home in Milford, Ohio, after a long battle with heart disease. He was 83.

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SPE's first Antec Dubai draws 170


January 30, 2014 1:53 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers' Antec Dubai 2014 technical conference drew 170 attendees to hear more than 60 presentations and workshops on injection molding and thermoforming, Jan. 21-22.

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Speaker lineup set for SPE Thermoset Topical Conference


January 30, 2014 10:01 am ET

TUCSON, ARIZ. — John Gaither, chairman, president and CEO of Reichhold Inc., will deliver the keynote address at the SPE Thermoset Topical Conference, set for Feb. 24-26 in Tucson.

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Tupperware still innovating with plastics


December 26, 2013 7:56 am ET

SHANGHAI — When many consumers think of plastic, Tupperware comes to mind. Thanks to the company's direct sales strategy, the famously kitschy Tupperware parties that were popular in the 1950s and still go on today; perhaps no plastic brand...

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Demographics point to growing medical plastics market in China


December 26, 2013 8:04 am ET

SHANGHAI — China's growing middle class and aging population will affect the global medical device market in 2014, according to speakers at the Society of Plastic Engineers' first China conference, held Dec. 11-12 in Shanghai.

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